Saturday, October 27, 2012


I was hesitant as to whether or not I was going to blog about this and if so whether I would put it on my cooking blog or on here. I decided to put it on here because a lot of you beauty girls also have other girly interests, one of them being candles, as I have found out through Twitter and Instagram. So I decided I would put this review for the Betty Crocker Candles onto here, my beauty blog! I understand if this isn't something your interested in reading about but I have a heap more beauty related reviews coming up soon to look forward to and I really hope those who requested this enjoy! Plus I have blogged about candles a little bit on this blog before when I did a review for the Dusk candles.

So I was in my local Bargain City browsing through all of their Halloween bits and pieces to decorate my house with when I stumbled across these amazing candles! What first attracted me was their adorable packaging and delicious scent selection but what really made me most excited is that they were Betty Crocker! I love the Betty Crocker cake mixes and frosting so thought it was so awesome how they came out with their own candles because even if they are only half as delicious smelling as their cakes, they will still be an amazing candle! What really sold me was that they were only $2 each, okay they are a small (85g) candle but $2 for such delicious scents is a pretty fair price especially for us Australians who struggle to spend less than $30 on a good quality candle!

As for how long they burn for, I got about 26 hours burn out of them while continuously trimming the excess wick after each use. They burn very nicely, not releasing any black smoke (if the wick has been trimmed) and not flickering. Okay so now onto what everyone is probably most interested about and that is how strong the smell is! So this really depends on what candle as the fruity scents had a much stronger smell than the sweet scents but they overall have quite a strong scent that will be enough to scent up a room with just one. For a stronger scent, of course just light more than one of the same candle and that will give you a much stronger smell.

Moving on to the scent selections that Betty Crocker offers, these are all of the ones I have found but there could be even more! I have categorized them into what kind of scents they are because I think candles are a great way to get festive for holidays and seasons. I have also included a picture of the package you should look for as well as the colour the actual candle is, in case you have a colour scheme your trying to find decorations for.
Summer Scents: Peach Cobbler, Fresh Cut Melon, Mango Smoothie and Pineapple Sorbet.
Fall/Autumn Scents: Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Bun
Baked Goods Scents: Blueberry Pie, Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, Strawberry Shortcake and Raspberry Tart.
Sweet Scents: Creamy Vanilla, Red Velvet Cake, White Chocolate and Chocolate Brownie.
Christmas Scents: Mint Cookie, Candy Cane and Gingerbread. 
(These are such a great way to decorate your house around Christmas time for a more festive feel and make it smell like your constantly baking Christmas goodies)

Overall Favourite Scents: Blueberry Pie, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and Fresh Cut Melon...and well..really all of them but those in particular!  

I admit I went a little candle crazy and bought two of every scent I could find as well as multiples of ones I really liked and the Christmas ones (to decorate my house around Christmas time) but you could totally be a normal person about this and only buy the scents which interest you. 

I hope this review was helpful, a know a lot of people see them in the store but don't end up buying them because they aren't sure how long they will last but I personally think they are really good quality for the price you pay. The burning time is comparable to some Glasshouse and Dusk candles that I own and the scents are incredible. Definitely pick up one next time you see them or at least stand there for a couple of moments appreciating how delicious they smell. 

Thanks for reading, let me know if you have tried Betty Crocker candles before and what you thought of them or if you plan on picking some up now to try out :)


Tiarni said...

these look so great jordy! i love smelly candles :) we dont have a bargain city here but i will keep an eye out thanks for sharing great review!

Krissy said...

ive tried a few of these but have never seen the entire range!

i've got cinnamon bun, strawberry shortcake and chocolate brownie... i loooove the cinnamon one :)

I also saw skittles candles at my local bargain kinda shop, i think its made by the same people as the betty crocker candles. they smell pretty good too :)